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5th February 2013

Rectified Spirit

Progressive metal band Rectified Spirit have just released their first music video for the song 'Paradigm Shift' from their self titled debut album.

The song is dedicated to Irom Chanu Sharmila, a civil rights and political activist who has been on a hunger strike since 2000...

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Guitarist and founding member Samudragupta Dutta said: "For a long time we have wanted to vocalize the silent anguish of IROM CHANU SHARMILA, the "Iron Lady of Manipur" who has been on a fast unto death for the last 12 years, crusading against the authorities for repealing the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, which gives the men of the armed forces absolute draconian powers, an actual license to kill any person, having the authority of law, based on mere suspicion.What is apparently not visible and has been lost sight of by many, in this long passage of 12 years, is her steadfast determination which we wanted to bring out through this song."



Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:

Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.


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